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February 14, 2022
The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, front, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, transit the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP)
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP
Event Report – UAE Security Forum 2021: U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region

On December 7-9, 2021, AGSIW held its sixth annual UAE Security Forum, with the theme “U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region.” This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the forum.
Iraq and Kuwait Close the File on Reparations, Look to Open a New Chapter
  Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman

Iraq’s final reparations payment to Kuwait may open the door to increased cooperation, but competing visions and shared security concerns will shape the future.
From Muscat to Hasaka and Idlib: Stalemate in Syria Belies All the Activity
  Ambassador William Roebuck

The conflict in Syria has witnessed countless developments that seem to promise change and movement. But the tragic, stalemated realities reassert themselves each time.
Qatari Emir’s Visit Points to Deepening Cooperation With Washington, Despite Differences
  Anna L. Jacobs

The strengthening of U.S.-Qatar cooperation points to a Doha moment in Washington’s bilateral and regional relations, shaped by current crises.
 “Infinite Karak” (2021) (Credit: Abdulla BinHindi)
“Infinite Karak” (2021) (Credit: Abdulla BinHindi)
  فنان وصانع ألعاب بحريني يحول ممارسته الفنية المدفوعة بالحنين للماضي إلى فن الـ إن إف تي أثناء الجائحة
Do Houthi Missile Attacks Outline the Limits of De-escalation in the Gulf Region?
Tuesday March 1 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

On March 1, AGSIW will host a discussion with Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Steven A. Cook, Kim Ghattas, and Randa Slim examining challenges and threats to regional de-escalation and rapprochement. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
China and the GCC: A Discussion of the "Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations"
Tuesday March 8 | 9:00 - 10:30 am EST

On Tuesday March 8, AGSIW will host a panel discussion with Jonathan Fulton, Mohammed Al-Sudairi, and Yuting Wang on the Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations. Robert Mogielnicki will moderate the discussion.
Past Event
IMF Report Launch: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

AGSIW co-hosted the launch of an International Monetary Fund report, with Erik Lundback and Monica Malik, on the economic recovery outlook for Gulf countries. Robert Mogielnicki moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • National Defense University: Geneive Abdo gave a talk at the conference "Iraq: Sovereign or Subject?"
  • United Nations Secretariat: Hussein Ibish briefed officials and desk officers on developments regarding the Gulf and Middle East.
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